At Pet Supplies Plus, a budding artist
engages Mary in a conversation
about his favorite illustration
in Sheldon and the Hot-Nosed Husky.
While listening to Mary read
Sheldon and the Hot-Nosed Husky,
a young girl, who loves cats,
decides dogs aren't so bad, afterall.
During a reading at an elementary school,
Mary invites the children to move to the rhythm
of the words. Actively involving students
in the story transforms reading into play.
Make reading contagious by giving
children opportunities to share their favorite
stories with classmates.
Give students sketchbooks for journals.
This provides them with a canvas
for responding to stories & developing
Students explore forest,
field, and water habitats
while Goin' Explorin'
at the Hiram College Field Station.
Students in the Reading through Movement
program chose their favorite animal in When the Camel Sneezed and wrote from its perrspective.
News from Oregon: after watching
Mary perform When the Camel Sneezed
Tigard Elementary kindergartners ask,
"Have you ever ridden a camel?"
By using gesture while performing
a story, Mary helps children see the story
with their bodies as well as their eyes.
"I stands for the ice caps
chilling the rider sitting atop . . ."
Mary introduced Early Connection preschoolers
through the arts. At the end of the residency,
the children presented their animal body
puppets at the Erie Zoo.
Children enter into a story by experiencing
the art of becoming -- becoming the character
and dwelling in his or her world.